LANCASTER – A man died at the hospital Monday following a two-vehicle crash in a Lancaster intersection, authorities said.
The fatal traffic collision happened around 11:50 a.m. Monday, March 28, in the intersection of Avenue I and 30th Street East in Lancaster, according to a news release from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
“Preliminary information gathered at the scene indicates the driver of a 1984 Pontiac was travelling east on Avenue I and entered the intersection at 30th Street East against what witnesses said was a red light,” the news release states.
“The driver of a 2001 Chevy Suburban was travelling south on 30th Street East and entered the intersection at Avenue I on a green light. The two vehicles collided in the intersection, causing the Pontiac to strike a traffic pole,” the news release states.
The Pontiac’s driver, whose name has not yet been released, was transported to Antelope Valley Hospital where he died of his injuries.
The Suburban’s driver, Josefina Garcia of Lancaster, complained of pain. Five passengers in the Suburban also complained of pain. They were all treated at the scene and released.
Neither alcohol nor drugs appeared to be factors in the collision, officials said in the news release.
Editor’s note: Witnesses said the Pontiac’s driver appeared to be an elderly man. We will update this story with the deceased driver’s identity when it becomes available.